❝ In the design of film and motion technology, a lot of this was conceived of the idea of the best representation of white people. And I don’t mean to say that it was a deliberate and exclusionary practice, but [it was] much more of a willful obliviousness, if you will. So color film in its early stages pretty much developed around trying to measure the image against white skin. …
❝ I think perfection is ugly. I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.
❝ “The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.”
— James Baldwin